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How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VirtualBox?

The biggest Mac update is you’ll ever see is out everywhere. The OS which is full of new technologies & features. There’s no avoiding in it, the High Sierra goes with the most updated and useful features. No matter, if you’re a photographer or internet marketer or else, surely, this is for you. Because everything you need is available with much improvements and secured. However, if you wish to install it on your PC or want to use it beside your Windows and give it a try, then this is for you. In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox. In fact, VirtualBox allows users to run nearly any operating system on a single machine and to freely switch between OS instances running simultaneously. Therefore, we will guide you, how can you install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox free virtualization platform.

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macOS High Sierra
macOS High Sierra

Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VirtualBox

#Step 1: Download & full-fil the requirements

Least System Required
  • 2GB Memory(RAM)
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • Hard Disk: 80GB
  • Graphics memory: 256 MB
Least Files Required

Latest preview: 10.13.0 Beta (17A264c). June 5, 2017.

Download Link:
Google Drive (One Full): http://bit.ly/2vdhoqg
Fix Download Limit: http://bit.ly/2f7JPlj

Code for VirtualBox (New): http://bit.ly/2mhZtJt
VirtualBox 5.1.26:  http://bit.ly/1nlDA5d

#Step 2: Extract the downloaded file

Once you have downloaded the macOS High Sierra file, extract it now.

Extract file
Extract file

#Step 3: Create a New Virtual Machine

Now open VirtualBox and click on New or press “Ctrl + N” to create a new virtual machine. On the Virtual Machine page, describe the operating system name, type, version and click Next like the shot below.

Create Virtual Machine
Create Virtual Machine

Set a memory size (RAM) for the virtual machine, as the minimum memory size should be 2GB or you could increase it.

Memory Size
Memory Size

On the Hard Disk window, select “Use an existing virtual hard disk file” then choose macOS High Sierra 10.13 extracted file and click open then click Create on the hard disk page.

Select a Hard DIsk
Select a Hard Disk

Step 4#: Setup Primary Settings

When the virtual machine created, click on Settings>System>uncheck floppy.

Settings
Settings

On the settings page, choose Display> Increase video memory to 128 MB and click Ok.

Display
Display

Step 5#: Add Code to Virtual Machine

All right! After you’ve setup virtual machine thoroughly, now you’re ready to take the next step. To add code to the virtual machine, copy the code from below and paste it on Notepad. Now on the VirtualBox, click Settings on the virtual machine, and copy the name from the page instantly and start replacing it with “Your VM Name” like the shot below.

Code for Virtualbox 5.x:
cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Your VM Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

Rename
Replace with Your VM Name

Now close VirtualBox and open Command Prompt(CMD) as administrator and paste the code below and hit Enter.

Command Prompt
Command Prompt

Stuck booting up or can’t change the screen or do you have another problem? No matter, here’s the solution, click the link below and try one the solution methods from the list.

#Step 6: Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VirtualBox

When you’ve completed the step above, open VirtualBox and click Start on the virtual Machine. The VM will start running and you’ll see some codes running, it will take 5-10 minutes, when it finished, on the first page you’ll see the Welcome page, choose your country and click Continue.

Welcome
Welcome

Select Your Keyboard layout and Continue.

Select your keyboard
Select your keyboard

On this page, select Don’t transfer any information now and Continue.

Transfer Information
Transfer Information

Sign In with Your Apple ID and if you don’t have an Apple ID and want to make one click the link below otherwise select Don’t sign in and Continue.

How to Create an Apple ID Without a Credit Card? 

Sign in with Apple ID
Sign in with Apple ID

Read the Terms & Conditions and click Agree.

Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions

Create a Computer Account by filling out the required details and Continue.

Create a computer account
Create a computer account

This new express setup page works as location services and Continue.

Express Setup
Express Setup

The computer account will be created within few minutes and you’ll see the macOS High Sierra page.

macOS High Sierra Installed
macOS High Sierra Installed

Ok, that’s all. Hope you could install without any issue and if you got any issue, place it in the comments form. Feel free to share your opinions, thoughts about improvements of our article and website

Stuck booting up or can’t change the screen or do you have another problem? No matter, here’s the solution, click the link below and try one the solution methods from the list.

When the macOS High Sierra installed successfully, now step through essential setting up your Mac after installation. Click the link below and follow the steps.

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4 replies on “How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VirtualBox?”

This keeps happening when I paste the code for 5.x

fig/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc”
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(‘

I followed the instruction word by word but still have the same error. The error is as follows:

Previous shutdown cause: 3
task_exceeded_footprint: failed to warn the current task (57 exiting, or no handler registered?).
process coreduetd[64] crossed memory high watermark (50MB); sending EXC_RESOURCE.
process coreduetd[64] exceed physical memory footprint, the ActiveSoftMemoryLimit of 50MB
HIP: Legacy shim 2
HIP: Legacy shim 2
task_exceeded_footprint: failed to warn the current task (73 exiting, or no handler registered?).


BTW, I run the virtualbox version 5.1.26
System memory 10000MB
Processors: 2
Video Memory: 128
Intel Core i7

It would be appreciated if you can figure out what I missed in the installation.

Hi, fantastic! I now have a MacBook and a Windows laptop all running on Linux Mint. Thanks a million. By the way I added the following to step 5 after a bit of gogling to get my new mac to run at 1920×1080 resolution:
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution” “1920×1080”
vboxmanage setextradata “MacOS” “CustomVideoMode1” “1920x1080x32”
vboxmanage setextradata “MacOS” “GUI/CustomVideoMode1” “1920x1080x32”

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